Featured Webinars from 2016/2017

  • August 01, 2017

CBABC Professional Development has hosted 32 programs this term, 14 of which were hosted as webinars and are currently available for repeat viewing. The CBABC has joined with your Local County Bar Associations to bring you 85 guest speakers, offering 70 hours of CPD, 31 of which counted toward your required ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the CBABC Professional Development Committee, our 10 Local County Bar Association partners, the Department of Justice Canada, and our partnering Sections. These partners are an integral part in developing Professional Development programming past and present, and we look forward to building upon these relationships to bring PD programming to your county in 2017/2018.

Featured Webinars from 2016/2017 

The CBABC hosted a variety of webinars on developments in the legal community this term, a few of which are summarized below. If you missed the opportunity to watch these webinars live, you can purchase these and other recordings by visiting CBABC On-Demand.

The Building Act 

Section 5 of the new Building Act changes local government authority to set technical building requirements. Be on notice that if a matter is regulated in a provincial building regulation, any requirements for that matter established in bylaws by local governments will be of no legal force at the end of the transition deadline of December 15, 2017. Prior to December 15, 2017, local governments are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this transition deadline to review, amend or rescind their bylaws that impose technical building requirements for matters that are not unrestricted. 

BC’s Franchises Act

The BC Franchises Act and Franchises Regulation came into force February 1, 2017, with a brand new statute and regulations that will govern franchises in BC. Our experienced presenters featured scenario-based learning that used practical examples for avoiding common pitfalls, and offered helpful take-aways. This webinar detailed the new rights, duties and remedies that will affect your clients, be they franchisors or franchisees. 

Liquor Control and Licensing Act

Effective January 23, 2017, the new Liquor Control and Licensing Act is in force. In discussing licensing, trademarks and labelling, this webinar repeat is a must watch if you have clients who are in the wine, brewing, distilling, hospitality or tourism industries. Following the success of this webinar, Michael Welsh, CBABC President 2016/2017, & VQA wine judge, and Christopher Wilson, Norton Rose Fulbright, are coming to Vinoteca on the Vineyard in Duncan to explore wine industry legal issues in person on September 28, 2017.

Register today and enjoy wine on the vineyard as we navigate the new Liquor Control and Licensing Act.

Upcoming Webinar 

The rules concerning notices of application changed in 2010 and lawyers have been getting themselves into trouble ever since. Join us as The Honourable Madam Justice Heather MacNaughton and senior members of the Family and Civil Bar present on how to successfully draft your Chambers materials. Register today!

CPD On-Demand – When there are not enough hours in the day! 

Are you looking to complete you mandatory CPD and ethics requirements but can’t seem to find the time? CBABC’s CPD On-Demand offers you a wide selection of previously recorded programming with self-paced quizzes that are accessible to members and non-members.

Visit our newly revamped, user-friendly CPD On-Demand page today and get your access in an instant!